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Airedale Terrier

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Registration: All Airedale Terrier s are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Airedale Terrier in 2002.

Breed Characteristics: The Airedale Terrier is the second largest of breed in the terrier family. This large terrier is regularly referred to as the "King of Terriers."

Being the true terrier that they are Airedale Terriers posse above average athletic ability, keen eyesight, hearing and have steady fast courage. The breed is well known for its intelligence, outgoing clownish personality and to exude confidence.

Airedales have a sweet playful disposition that often delights their loved ones, but may be a bit aloof with strangers.

Airedale Terriers have excelled in being a hunter of varmints such as foxes, badgers, weasels, otters and rats.

The Airedale Terrier is an intelligent breed, with responsive and loyal abilities.

They make great playmates as well as excellent companions and hunters.

Country of Origin: The area between the Aire River and the Wharfe River region of Great Britain.

Original Purpose: Sporting, hunting and working dog.

Today's Uses: Companion, fly ball, agility, obedience and hunting dog.

Weight: Airedale Terriers weigh between 44 - 55 pounds.

Height: The height of the Airedale Terrier is 22 - 24 inches.

Coat: Should be hard, dense and wiry with a soft undercoat.

Temperament: Airedale Terriers are intelligent, responsive, and loyal.

The breed posses a clownish playfulness about them that makes the Airedale ideal playmates for older children.

Airedale Terriers have a "dignified aloofness" towards all. It has been said about them that they "can do anything any other dog can do--and then lick the other dog."

Suitable with Children?: Yes, the Airedale Terrier will play if the children are mature enough. Airedale Terriers make are excellent playmates.

Compatible with Pets?: Yes, Airedale Terriers do well with other pets but caution should be exercised around small animals that could be viewed as prey.

Trainability: Airedale Terriers are an intelligent breed to is responsive to training and the one of easiest to train of all the terriers.

Activity Level: Indoors - Medium Outdoors - High. Airedale Terriers can be lively when excited.

Life Expectancy: Airedale Terriers can be expected to live to be 12 to 14 years.

Breed Standard. Airedale Terrier

Head: The head of the Airedale Terrier should be well balanced with little apparent difference between the length of skull and foreface.

Skull: Should be long and flat, not too broad between the ears and narrowing very slightly to the eyes. Scalp should be free from wrinkles, stop hardly visible and cheeks level and free from fullness.

Ears: Should be V-shaped with carriage rather to the side of the head, not pointing to the eyes, small but not out of proportion to the size of the dog.

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